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14/05/22

We are thrilled to have you onboard and appreciate your commitment to our community.

08/05/22

Retweetd From Mr M. Ismail

Thank you to Mr Keely, Principal of for taking the time to show me around his ‘Outstanding’ school. It was great to see so many engaged and enthused students completely engrossed in their learning. The english lesson on Macbeth was 👌 https://t.co/tenoV8dZxx

05/05/22

We are excited to announce our 'Outstanding' rating in our most recent inspection. We couldn't be prouder of our staff, students and the local community. Click the link to read the full report: https://t.co/tsGD5932cW

04/05/22

Retweetd From Exec Head, George McMillan

Incredibly proud of my staff and students and in particular the brilliant Principal, Ben Keely. World Class School twice in a row and now Ofsted Outstanding twice in a row too. Sustainable work / life balance in a very happy school. Next for too! https://t.co/lviafx4OEu

24/03/22

Retweetd From Aimhigher London

A huge thank you to the KS3 learners from who joined us for a Buddies session yesterday, & for their great comments & questions. https://t.co/07q3JijmJ0

24/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Yesterday, the Law Society students at conducted their first to a Jury made up of industry expert volunteers. We advocate for approaches, like our Law Society mock trial to help students practice skills https://t.co/ekJ09BGeAG

24/03/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Thank you to the team for hosting our today; we appreciate you! 🏏☀️ https://t.co/skTtqzNciL

23/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Today students from will be holding their Mock Trial 🧑‍⚖️ This event has been supported by our Law Society, in partnership with and we cannot wait to see all the students’ hard work come to life!

18/03/22

This week our students visited the over 60s at MPCC. They helped out with teas and coffees and discussed the Ukrainian crisis. They represented the school well! https://t.co/WGNUxNBM7m

15/03/22

We have really enjoyed the workshops put on by the Hair and Beauty team at over the past few weeks. More careers workshops coming soon - watch this space https://t.co/71OILRqN9z

09/03/22

Retweetd From Haimo Primary School

Year 5 Freddie Mercury class visited Harris Academy today and were shown how to make spaghetti bolognese. Thank you 😀🍝 https://t.co/c6CJsQ2Qen

07/03/22

A small group of students visited Middle Park Community Centre last week. They enjoyed chatting and sharing stories. Well done to all!! We can't wait to come back again. https://t.co/LNXJVcPKuv

04/03/22

Retweetd From Maternity Teacher

Wonderful session with colleagues ! An early celebration exploring how we can and address the in education with individual action and influence! Thanks for having the ☺️ https://t.co/6217BG0YuU

03/03/22

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

Year 5 Nergui had a great practical science afternoon with our friends down at Thanks for inviting us, we’ve loved our visits. https://t.co/BQqEwhUF9E

02/03/22

This week our Food Tech team welcomed Year 5s from . The students cooked spaghetti bolognese from scratch - well done to all! https://t.co/hlpirwYZ3C

02/03/22

Retweetd From Harris Experience

We had a really fantastic session yesterday with Y12 students attending the student leadership program. Students had some really mature and thought-provoking discussions on complex topics on culture and identity, and demonstrated leadership qualities. Well done! https://t.co/CPtaBLZJs1

01/03/22

Over the last two weeks, it’s been our pleasure to host the lovely Y5s from for some Science lessons! https://t.co/42nVEarjtV

23/02/22

A huge thank you to for preparing our year 12 students for their first-ever HAGR Law Society mock trial.

23/02/22

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

Thank you to for inviting Year 5 Auggie down for an exciting secondary science lesson. The children really enjoyed the learning and having a little taste of secondary school life. https://t.co/38fwGTTqmV

17/02/22

Please find the link to our latest Newsletter: https://t.co/5lSGVBir0o

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Literacy

L1

We recognise that for our pupils to lead happy and successful lives with a broad range of opportunities they must be literate. However, we acknowledge that literacy is not simply ‘ability to read and write’ but goes further. Literacy also encompasses the cultural references pupil need to read widely, the resilience needed to meet the demands of challenging texts in exams and beyond, alongside a vast vocabulary to decode texts and express themselves. Ultimately, we recognise that literacy is a broad term for the multiple skills and knowledge which pupils need to be fluent readers, writers and speakers.

We also recognise that being literate in one discipline is different to another. With this in mind, at HAGR we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to policy around literacy. Instead, each subject area receive training to design curriculum and lessons which teach the necessary literacy skills to succeed in their discipline. We firmly believe that literacy is not a stand-alone issue: it is a multi-faceted issue with many challenges; it takes excellent curriculum design; excellent teaching and learning; targeted intervention and cross-curricular effort to ensure our pupils have the tools to succeed.

Rationale

HAGR’s literacy policy has been informed by recent research led by The Education Endowment Foundation’s ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’, research endorsed by The National Literacy Trust. It is also informed by the work of Alex Quigley’s The Vocabulary Gap, Doug Lemov’s Reading Reconsidered and Daniel Willingham’s The Reading Mind.

The two literacy priorities for this academic year:

  1. A broad and ambitious reading curriculum at KS3
  2. All pupils will participate in Morning Readingthree times a week where
    • rich texts will be read with their teachers to improve reading fluency and promote reading for pleasure and a culture of scholarship.
    • A reading for pleasure programme promoted through lessons, staff, assemblies and Morning Reading will guide students to select books and train staff to advise in children’s literature.
    • Increasing the lending of library books through investment in the library paired with introduction of reading corners and areas where students can read outside of one room.
       

 

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  1. Provide targeted vocabulary instruction in every subject
    • We think hard about the end points for each subject and map out the tier 2 and 3 vocabulary which needs to be specified in curriculum and explicitly taught to pupils.
    • Knowledge organisers and curriculum resources develop vocabulary acquisition.
    • Continuing to create opportunities for students to voice their ideas beyond the classroom, use a breadth of vocabulary and present themselves in a range of formal settings to develop oracy.

 

 

 

 

L3

 

  1. Prioritise 'disciplinary literacy' across the curriculum. 
    • Simply put, literacy is not a bolt-on. Instead we think hard about what it means to be literate in each discipline/subject and build the necessary skills into our curriculum. We also recognise the gaps in pupil literacy and continue to develop curriculum to bridge these gaps.
    • The teaching and learning blueprint will incorporate high leverage teaching techniques to improve literacy instruction and training will support this
    • The curriculum vision incorporates the literacy strategy and training puts the honus on each discipline to create well-designed schemes of work to develop literacy within their subject

 

 

 

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